New Product Development On Cloud Based Technology

Grata software is a software consultancy and development firm. We focus on Application development on cloud based services to optimize and automate your business. Leveraging cloud based services like AWS we are able to ensure your software solutions are scalable, mobile, elastic, and fault tolerant.

WE ARE HIRED TO DO THE HARD STUFF

Businesses partner with Grata Software to solve complex problems within the business from architecting an infrastructure for hundreds of thousands of users with multiple terabytes of data to saving failed projects and innovating ideas that have never been thought of before.

 

 
$25,000+
 
$150 - $199 / hr
 
2 - 9
 Founded
2012
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Orlando, FL
headquarters
  • 121 S Orange Ave Suite 1500
    Orlando, FL
    United States

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Walt Disney Company, other Fortune 500 firms, VC backed startups like My Guestbook, private equity backed firms such as Yellowstone Landscaping, International Non-Profits, Six Seconds, SMB, Hamlin & Associates (the largest automotive direct mailer in the U.S.), Jackson Adjustment Company, and Caretime. 

My Guestbook

The Problem:

MyGuestBook was an angel-funded venture with a fully-featured mobile and web application that integrated data from several property management systems licensed by their customers.  Our assessment revealed the application was in a deficient state for the amount of time and financial effort spent on the application.  The development process and product roadmap were ad-hoc with no

true roadmap to full feature delivery.

The Solution:

Guestbook partnered with Grata Software to use as a technical consultant to not only improve the application architecture but to procure and manage the right development team to meet the goals of the organization.  This included Grata replacing the development firm for a combination of on-shore and off-shore firms with strengths in various areas of software engineering.  We were able to help Guestbook move forward by identifying which code was the better foundation and starting point. From there, we guided the client through the process of developing a Minimum Viable Product and assisted them through the due diligence process as MyGuestBook was acquired by Bluetent.

Yellowstone Landscaping

The Problem:

Yellowstone Landscaping approached Grata Software to prototype and create a software solution to automate a very time-consuming process, creating employee timesheets. The managers were tasked with a manual process of developing timesheets using data aggregated through a third-party GPS solution fitted on each vehicle in their fleet.  It took every manager roughly 2.5 hours a day to create time

sheets leading to over $450,000 in annual costs for the managers to create these daily timesheets.

The Solution:

Grata Software developed a proprietary application on top of Microsoft’s Azure Cloud Solutions that allowed for automated timesheets to be created and printed with minimal interaction from managers.  We integrated multiple APIs for GPS data aggregation including integration into their ERP systems to sync HR information and lastly integrated with HPs wireless printing solutions to automate print jobs across branch locations.

Hamlin & Associates

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Custom Web & Mobile App Dev for Homecare Software Provider

"The biggest thing is that I sleep better at night knowing that they're watching over all the systems."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Apr. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Grata Software has contributed to various development efforts spanning bug fixes, mobile app development management, and web apps. They’ve worked with JavaScript and PHP, as well as a MySQL database.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Orlando, Florida
Jared Schneider
CEO, Caretime
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Grata Software’s efforts have contributed to increased system stability and peace of mind. They provide consistent communication and pay attention to detail. Their wide knowledge base makes them a strong partner.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the CEO of Caretime. We offer a homecare software that is used by home care agencies to help themselves run more efficiently.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Grata Software?

We’ve had a hard time finding good maintenance support and development abilities. We’ve worked with an outsourced group and we’ve hired a dedicated developer, and neither worked out. We were looking for a vendor who could do both for us.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Initially, they went through a code review and produced an integrity report of how all the systems were working. That was helpful to figure out where we stand and what we needed to take care of. Moving forward they started working on the development - both on bug fixes and new feature development.

Our application is a web-based, cloud application that's a mixture of JavaScript and PHP and runs on a MySQL database. We've also worked with our Modal web-application, which serves as our mobile app for now. They're also helping us with project management for the outsourced development of native mobile apps.

What is the team composition?

I work with two people pretty consistently: the owner of the company and the Executive Director of Sales. I’ll hear from a project management resource and a programmer every once in a while, as well.

How did you come to work with Grata Software?

I’d reached out to them and gotten to know them before ever working with them. I’d gone ahead and hired someone, but, when we realized it wasn’t going to work out, we went our separate ways. I decided to go back and engage Grata after that.

How much have you invested with them?

I’ve spent between $30,000–$35,000 so far.  

What is the status of this engagement? 

We've been working together since April 2018. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

The biggest thing is that I sleep better at night knowing that they're watching over all the systems. It's more of a reduction of stress factor more than any specific KPIs. They've been able to put some things in place that allow our systems to be more resilient, which is a huge improvement from where we were before.

How did Grata Software perform from a project management standpoint?

The owner will provide me with e-mails and updates on where we are as far as hours and project milestones – and that's outside of the roughly weekly calls that we're having. A lot of times, I'm in communication with them more frequently, depending on the workload and what's going on.

What did you find most impressive about them?

The responsiveness to requests of the group is a big help. The breadth of ability on the team—knowledge of different programming languages and architectures—is amazing. Lastly is the quality and detail that they undertake in all the work that they do.

Are there any areas they could improve?

One suggestion would be to have a little bit more visibility into project milestones on request. I would love to log on and see a dashboard where I could keep track of budgets and hours.

Second would be having different engagement style options: all onshore resources or offshore resources plus their oversight.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    We haven't had any problems with meeting deadlines. It’s more of communicating the schedule and consistent updates.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Web Dev for Tourism & Travel Digital Agency

"The team works hard to produce quality results and only take on projects they believe in."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
June 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Grata Software has provided development, management, and consulting services to build an in-house technical team. They executed a platform’s Symphony migration and helped bring an MVP to market.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Orlando, Florida
General Manager, Marketing Agency
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Sales have increased from zero to 2,000 units in short order, with significant results in the last month. The team has fostered a personal relationship with good communication skills and responsive service. They are effective and take responsibility for mistakes, as well as performance.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the general manager for a marketing technology agency.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Grata Software?

We had outsourced development, but needed consulting services when we decided to transition to an in-house team.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They assessed our technology and recommended process improvements. Rey, (Founder and CEO, Grata Software) focused on team development and our platform’s Symphony migration. In addition to the transition, he’s helped with software management and the optimization of partner integrations. Rey has also revamped a series of products and enhanced our processors. We now have a minimum viable product (MVP) and are in the process of selling the tool.

What is the team composition?

We work with Rey, a project manager, and an outsourced developer that Grata Software recommended.

How did you come to work with Grata Software?

A mutual connection—a VP of technology—referred them. We looked at several companies but chose Grata Software because their proposal, feedback, and budget made the most sense for our needs. Rey also demonstrated a throughout knowledge of the scope requirements.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent between $200,000–$300,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them in June 2017 and the partnership is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

We’ve sold 2,000 units after previously having none in our system; our team sold several accounts last month alone. Although the software has had bugs, the team completes fixes in a responsive manner.

How did Grata Software perform from a project management standpoint?

We have daily standups and weekly project meetings. Rey takes on most projects and ensures their completion. Overall, communication is good.

What did you find most impressive about them?

We’ve built a personal relationship with them. The team works hard to produce quality results and only take on projects they believe in.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Since all projects are slightly different, what they do varies for each product.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    We collaborated on timing and have finally perfected it.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Costs are great, assuming both ends are managing the project well.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They’re very responsive and they take responsibility for their work.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I refer them all the time.

AWS & Web Dev for Global Emotional Intelligence Non-Profit

“They’ve hugely reduced the complexity of solving our problems, which makes my job much less stressful.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Mar. 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Grata Software integrated numerous websites and apps onto AWS and manages them. They oversee app development and have written scripts to optimize AWS.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
San Francisco, California
Joshua Freedman
CEO, Six Seconds
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Grata Software has significantly reduced site and app outages, going from about 20 hours a year to only two. They’re extremely responsive and maintain open communication. They do more than what’s paid for, making them a reliable and trustworthy partner.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the CEO of Six Seconds, a 501 c3 nonprofit focused on helping people practice emotional intelligence.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Grata Software?

We have regular contractors and internal team members devoted to managing our web services and apps, but we didn’t have an actual IT team. We needed a partner to help improve the uptime and reliability of our products and services.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

At a high level, Grata Software has helped put our various websites and apps into one place on Amazon Web Services (AWS) and also configures and manages them. They created a process for testing and deploying changes to sites while also maintaining and updating the servers on AWS. They provide architecture guidance for our web apps, letting our contracted developers know if they’ve missed something or need to fix a problem.

Our system uses Laravel, .NET, PHP, mySQL, and Microsoft SQL. Grata Software has written various scripts for AWS to help with things like load balancers, the deployment process, and backups.

What is the team composition?

We mainly work with the owner, but we have occasional interaction with other team members when he’s not available and we need something urgently.

How did you come to work with Grata Software?

The CTO of another business recommended Grata Software and said they could solve our problem, so we hired them.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent between $50,000–$100,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We partnered in March 2016, and the work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

Our website and important apps were having fairly frequent outages before we hired Grata Software. It used to be around 18–20 hours of downtime a year, but now we’ve only had a couple in the past year. They’ve hugely reduced the complexity of solving our problems, which makes my job much less stressful.

How did Grata Software perform from a project management standpoint?

Our method of communication changes depending on the project. We've used Jira in the past, which they helped us configure.

What did you find most impressive about them?

As a nonprofit, we don’t have extensive funds, but Grata Software has worked hard to provide services we probably couldn’t afford otherwise. They’re incredibly dedicated to our project, sending emails even as early as 1 a.m. their time. We get a lot more attention than what we’re paying for.

Are there any areas they could improve?

It would be nice to have more available team members to work with, but that’s mainly due to cost restrictions on our side.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They follow the schedule, sometimes staying up all night to meet deadlines.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    We’ve had few issues with their work compared to our other tech service providers.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I've happily referred them to others.